Fab Five Friday 9-27-19

We are back this week after not getting caught up enough last Friday to get a Fab Five Friday put together. So, here are this week’s five songs worth listening to. Lindsey Stirling–Artemis I mentioned a while back I like to listen to some instrumental stuff when I’m reading. My latest go-to has been the Artemis EP from Lindsey Stirling, which is now a full blown album. It is mostly electronic+violin, but has some vocal trance, and guest appearances by Amy Lee and Elle King. Lindsey is well known in the electronica/dance world, and has even penned a NYT bestseller … Continue reading Fab Five Friday 9-27-19

Take The Points 9-25-19

Here is this week’s Take The Points, which was just Bruce Dickey and I, as Lucas and Jamey were unable to make it. Our show picks are below, including Superdog picks and Survivor picks. Weez Jamey Lucas Bruce 5C Temple -8.5 BYU -2.5 Iowa/MTSU U53 Air Force//SJ St 56.5 Air Force -18 Iowa -23.5 Penn St -6.5 Purdue +2 SD: Oregon St. +4.5 SD: NIU +6.5 SD: Wash St +6 SD: NIU +6.5 4N Pats/Bills U42.5 Colts -7 Colts -6.5 Saints +2.5 Vikings +2 Ravens -7. Giants -2.5 Jaguars +3 Su: Chargers Su: Colts Su: Rams Su: Chargers And here … Continue reading Take The Points 9-25-19

Week 5 Betting Log

College Football ML Parlay: Wisconsin/Clemson/Alabama/Auburn/Oklahoma -250 WinTexas Tech +27 LossLiberty -7 PushWashington -10 WinNevada -1.5Clemson 1H -14.5 LossTemple -8.5 WinAir Force -19 LossOregon St. +160 LossML Parlay: Oregon St/Toledo +400 LossWestern Kentucky +3.5 WinEast Carolina +3 Win NFL Texans -4Vikings +2Patriots/Bills U42.5 MLB 9/26: Mets -263 Loss9/26: Nationals -256 Win9/26: Oakland -250 Win9/26: Astros -244 Loss9/26: Indians -189 Loss Continue reading Week 5 Betting Log

NFL Confidence Pool/Survivor Picks

15 Chargers 14 Rams 13 Patriots 12 Ravens 11 Colts 10 Chiefs 9 Seahawks 8 Texans 7 Falcons 6 Steelers 5 Packers 4 Broncos 3 Giants 2 Cowboys 1 Vikings For Survivor, it’s a “pick on the Dolphins” week again, as I’m taking the Chargers, even if the West Coast/11 a.m. kickoff thing is not ideal. I’m starting to think the Dolphins are going to be the team that eliminates the most Survivor players at some point this season, I just hope it is not this week. Continue reading NFL Confidence Pool/Survivor Picks

Mules Golf Wins Triangular

The Fairfield Mules golf squad won a triangular Monday, besting NCOE and Hardin County. The Mules combined for a 176 team score, with Harding County in second at 204 and NCOE in third at 205. Hardin County had the medalist at 38, but then their next best score on the team was a 52. For Fairfield, Maverick Conrad and Noah McElravy each shot 40s. McElravy had one birdie, on the par-4 fifth hole. Noah Barger shot a 46 and Jacob Britt shot a 50 to round out the team score. Chase Hallam shot a 51 and Zach Gualdoni shot a … Continue reading Mules Golf Wins Triangular

Tennis Mules Keep Busy

The Fairfield Lady Mules tennis team have stayed busy, including a Saturday showing in the Herrin Invitational. Lainie Milner had their best placing on the day, winning twice and finishing second in the number two singles bracket. She beat players from Benton and Herrin to win her pool, then lost to Marion in the championship. In doubles play, Karigan Harvey and Brittany Titzer picked up one win the number one doubles bracket. In the number two doubles bracket, Cassidy Webb and Lainie Kunce dropped both their pool play matches, but then beat  Carmi tandem in the fifth place match. Herrin … Continue reading Tennis Mules Keep Busy

College Football Week 5 Spreads

After going 28-20, the IAW projections are now 98-84 (53.9 percent). In the interest of cleaning this up on mobile browsers, I have removed the ratings and home field advantage from this post. Ratings can be found here. There is only one ranked vs. ranked matchup this week: Virginia at Notre Dame. Vegas has the line at 12.5, with is pretty much identical to my 12.7. I really thought Georgia would handle Notre Dame easily last week due to the size matchup up front. That did not happen. These are two teams that are pretty much what we thought they … Continue reading College Football Week 5 Spreads

College Football Power Ratings Week 5

Here are the IAW power ratings, heading into week five of college football. Michigan takes a tumble all the way to 15, Ohio State overtakes Georgia and the rest keep on ticking, mostly. The biggest tumbler this week is Houston, after the redshirt shenanigans this week, including quarterback D’eriq King. Rank Team Rating 1 Alabama 0.0 2 Clemson 1.8 3 Ohio State 4.6 4 Georgia 6.1 5 LSU 6.4 6 Oklahoma 7.6 7 Wisconsin 10.1 8 Auburn 12.1 9 Notre Dame 13.0 10 Oregon 13.3 11 Florida 14.2 12 Penn State 15.0 13 Washington 15.6 14 Texas A&M 16.2 15 … Continue reading College Football Power Ratings Week 5

It’s The Boss’ Birthday

No, not you Jasent. I’m not going to do the “it’s so-and-so artist’s birthday stuff here too often. There are other sites for that. But, as a sports writer, I am part of a profession that is widely considered to be the foremost experts on all things Springsteen. So, chime in here: What is your favorite Springsteen song? My offering to the factory worker gods is off his immortal album Nebraska. But it is not Atlantic City or State Trooper, both probably more widely regarded. Nope, I present to you: Also, had I realized over the weekend that Bruce’s birthday … Continue reading It’s The Boss’ Birthday